Max in the moment

Lessons and observations from a foster dog:
He doesn’t have to remember to “ be here now”
He is here
He’s not sitting on the deck worrying about dinner
He’s just watching the birds and feeling the breeze
In the moment
When he’s got a toy
He’s playing with that toy
He’s not going to the window to see if another dog walks by with something better
He just plays
In the moment
When it’s time for bed
He goes to sleep
He doesn’t toss and turn and think about a to do list
He sleeps
When he is done with his business outside
He sits at the inside of the door and waits for his treat
He knows it’s there and he faces the bag on the shelf
He doesn’t bark or whine
He sits and looks because he trusts he will get it
He understands that the treats are his
When he wants to cuddle on the sofa
He looks for one of us
I’m the one I’m sure he calls, kisses my face
Michael I’m guessing he calls, let’s go for a walk
Either one will do when it’s time for a belly rub and cuddling
Because he is present with who ever is on the sofa
Face isn’t scrunched up worried about who, what or where of anything
He is in the moment
Feeling the love
Stretched out and serene
No social media or television needed
Mirrors mean nothing, that reflection isn’t the real you
There is joy in ice coming out of the refrigerator door
There is wonder at seeing a lighting bug
There is wonder in everything
There is joy all the time
When on a walk or a ride in the car
Look around at everything
Roll the windows down, the fresh air smells great
It’s all miraculous
Everything is something beautiful and amazing
Curiosity is to be encouraged
So are manners
Max in the moment looks like meditation
On how to be here now
All the time
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2 Replies to “Max in the moment”

  1. Simply amazing, my friend!

    On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 8:09 AM, A Year of Noticing wrote:

    > Jennifer Jairdullo posted: “Lessons and observations from a foster dog: He > doesn’t have to remember to “ be here now” He is here He’s not sitting on > the deck worrying about dinner He’s just watching the birds and feeling the > breeze In the moment When he’s got a toy He’s playing with” >

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